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Presidents And Civil Liberties From Wilson To Obama

Author : Samuel Walker
ISBN : 9781107379244
Genre : Law
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This book is a history of the civil liberties records of American presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama. It examines the full range of civil liberties issues: First Amendment rights of freedom of speech, press and assembly; due process; equal protection, including racial justice, women's rights, and lesbian and gay rights; privacy rights, including reproductive freedom; and national security issues. The book argues that presidents have not protected or advanced civil liberties, and that several have perpetrated some of the worst violations. Some Democratic presidents (Wilson and Roosevelt), moreover, have violated civil liberties as badly as some Republican presidents (Nixon and Bush). This is the first book to examine the full civil liberties records of each president (thus, placing a president's record on civil rights with his record on national security issues), and also to compare the performance on particular issues of all the presidents covered.

Presidents Of War

Author : Michael Beschloss
ISBN : 9780804137010
Genre : History
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From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America’s wartime chief executives Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions that face any President, at times sending hundreds of thousands of American men and women to their deaths. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to recent times, we see them struggling with Congress, the courts, the press, their own advisors and antiwar protesters; seeking comfort from their spouses, families and friends; and dropping to their knees in prayer. We come to understand how these Presidents were able to withstand the pressures of war—both physically and emotionally—or were broken by them. Beschloss’s interviews with surviving participants in the drama and his findings in original letters, diaries, once-classified national security documents, and other sources help him to tell this story in a way it has not been told before. Presidents of War combines the sense of being there with the overarching context of two centuries of American history. This important book shows how far we have traveled from the time of our Founders, who tried to constrain presidential power, to our modern day, when a single leader has the potential to launch nuclear weapons that can destroy much of the human race.

Global Issues

Author : CQ Researcher,
ISBN : 9781506353449
Genre : Political Science
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CQ Researcher’s Global Issues offers an in-depth and nuanced look at a wide range of today’s most pressing issues. The 2016 edition of this annual reader looks at topics such as the European migration crisis, terrorism in Africa, emerging infectious diseases, robotic warfare, and restoring ties with Cuba. And because it’s CQ Researcher, the reports are expertly researched and written. Each chapter identifies the key players, explores what’s at stake, and offers the background and analysis necessary to understand how past and current developments impact the future of each issue.

The 1980 Presidential Election

Author : Jeffrey D. Howison
ISBN : 9781136174100
Genre : History
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Ronald Reagan’s victory in the 1980 presidential election marked a watershed moment in the history of the United States, heralding the triumph of the American conservative movement. Once a supporter of the New Deal, Reagan had come to symbolize the union of three diverse forms of conservatism—anti-communism, social traditionalism, and libertarianism—that were increasingly intertwined under the banner of the Republican Party. The unlikely development of this new conservative coalition was based upon the larger impacts of the civil rights movement in reshaping the dynamics of the Democratic and Republican parties, the social "backlash" of the Nixon era, the emergence of the religious right, and the economic and political crises that directly set the stage for Reagan’s stunning victory. In five original, engaging chapters, The 1980 Presidential Election shows how Reagan’s journey to the White House was connected to the wider transformations of post-1945 American history. Supplemented by a fresh collection of primary documents—including previously unpublished transcripts of Reagan’s radio addresses of the late-1970s—this book is an ideal introduction to the origins and impact of the American conservative movement.

Rhetoric Public Affairs 18

Author : Martin J. Medhurst
ISBN : 1684300568
Genre : History
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IN THIS ISSUE Articles Kristan Poirot, "Gendered Geographies of Memory: Place, Violence, and Exigency at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute" Danielle Endres, "American Indian Permission for Mascots: Resistance or Complicity within Rhetorical Colonialism?" Robert C. Rowland, John M. Jones, "Redefining the Proper Role of Government: Ultimate Definition in Reagan's First Inaugural" Review Essay Ellen W. Gorsevski, "Letters, Laws, and New (In)Justice: The Rhetoric of Rights in Shaping Democracy" Book Reviews Paul Stob, William James and the Art of Popular Statement, Reviewed by Joseph Rhodes Bryan Crable, Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke: At the Roots of the Racial Divide, Reviewed by Andrew C. Hansen Jay P. Childers, The Evolving Citizen: American Youth and the Changing Norms of Democratic Engagement, Reviewed by Kristy Maddux Samuel Walker, Presidents and Civil Liberties from Wilson to Obama: A Story of Poor Custodians, Reviewed by Zoe Hess Carney Mark S. Ferrara, Barack Obama and the Rhetoric of Hope, Reviewed by Jason G. Williamson Burton I. Kaufman, The Post-Presidency from Washington to Clinton, Reviewed by Adam J. Gaffey Philip Dalton and Eric Kramer, Coarseness in U.S. Public Communication, Reviewed by Ilon Lauer Amos Kiewe, Confronting Anti-Semitism: Seeking an End to Hateful Rhetoric, Reviewed by David Moscowitz Karma R. Chávez, Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities, Reviewed by Kirstin Wagner Anne Marie Todd, Communicating Environmental Patriotism: A Rhetorical History of the American Environmental Movement, Reviewed by James Coleman McGuffey Jay Timothy Dolmage, Disability Rhetoric, Reviewed by R. Kyle Kellam Robert B. Hackey, Cries of Crisis: Rethinking the Healthcare Debate, Reviewed by Nathan Stormer Tasha Dubriwny, The Vulnerable Empowered Woman: Feminism, Postfeminism, and Women's Health, Reviewed by Bridget Sutherland

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